News of the Week (April 8th, 2018)

 

News of the Week for Apr. 8th, 2018


 

Gun Rights

 

Why It Shouldn’t Matter If We Repeal The Second Amendment
In a properly functioning America like the Founders envisioned, a repeal of the Second Amendment would be virtually meaningless.

Parkland Students are Getting a Taste of Big Government’s “Safety Measures,” and They Aren’t Happy
The collective efforts of the mainstream media, activist groups, and politicians have taken these students for a thrill ride wherein they were featured on major news networks, popular television shows, mainstream magazine covers, and all of it culminating in a march that featured them as the centerpiece.

Warner: On second thought, maybe we need a gun ban
Virginia Senator (and former Governor) Mark Warner used to be a thorn in the side of some members of the Democratic Party because of his “moderate” position on guns. In progressive circles, that pretty much means anyone who doesn’t favor repealing the Second Amendment, but Warner was opposed to any form of gun bans. Now that Florida school shooting has lit up the political playing field, however, Warner is finally starting to get weak in the knees. Last week he had the question put to him and conceded that he might be in favor of an “assault weapons” ban.

Student claims he was punished for supporting gun rights
A student at Lone Star College alleges that he was demoted from his position as student government president for expressing pro-gun views during a conversation with other student government representatives.

‘If you kill someone, we might kill you back’ – GA sheriff’s welcome sign goes viral
Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley does it again – creating a bold welcome sign that’s now going viral.

Second Amendment Foundation Files Suit Against Chicago Suburb For ‘Assault Weapon’ Gun Grab
On Thursday, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a lawsuit against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois for their recent gun ban passed by the Village Board of Trustees.

Gun Rights Advocate: The “Silent Middle” Will No Longer Be Ignored on Second Amendment
It’s far past time for politicians to start paying attention to the “silent middle” and stop overlooking them, a black gun advocate said during a Friday news segment.

Federal judge: The Second Amendment doesn’t protect AR-15s
He’s from Massachusetts. He’s, er, also a Reagan appointee.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Appeasement in the Bizarre World of Climate, Politics, and Big Oil
I know a great deal about this bizarre world because I have incorrectly been accused of being in the pay of Big Oil. In the early days, I did try to get their money in order to show them why they could ignore the great deception of global warming. I wanted to show them how pseudoscience was being used by ideologists to push a political agenda.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Hawaii assisted-suicide bill sent to governor’s desk
The Hawaii Senate sent legislation legalizing physician-assisted suicide to the governor’s desk on Thursday.

CanuckCare Off the Rails
Back in Aught Nine, we noted that “[a] group in British Columbia has offered medical waiting-list insurance to members whose government treatment is on hold.” Well, turns out that the folks in charge of Canadian health “care” haven’t taken too keenly to these kinds of work-arounds

 

War & Terror

 

Crew remotely lands jet on carrier using ATARI joystick
Remember all those times as a kid when your mom yelled at you for playing too many video games instead of doing homework? “Well, look at me now, ma!”

UK: Funding Textbooks That Teach Children to Blow Themselves Up
Any government genuinely interested in promoting peace would withdraw funding from any entity — wherever in the world it was — which taught violence as such a core part of its curriculum.

Air Force: Colonel had religious right to refuse signing same-sex spouse appreciation letter
The Air Force has affirmed the religious rights of a colonel who claimed he was wrongly disciplined for refusing to sign a certificate of appreciation for the same-sex spouse of one of his airmen last year.

Three dead in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster
Three people have been killed in the city of Muenster, in western Germany, after a van drove into pedestrians.

 

National

 

Lockheed Martin Now Has a Patent For Its Potentially World Changing Fusion Reactor
When it first announced the project, the company said it could have a working prototype of the revolutionary power source as early as 2019.

Students earn credit for attending White Privilege Conference
Students at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs can earn up to 3 academic credits through a course that requires them to attend the annual White Privilege Conference.

Pitt offers guide on creating ‘gender-inclusive’ classroom
The University of Pittsburgh has created a list of guidelines to help students and professors avoid “unintentionally creating a sexist and homophobic classroom environment.”

Women might get raped if they debate men, so this college debate tournament banned men
It’s unfair. It’s sexist. And women might get raped.

School offers refuge to victims of “social justice crises”
The Massachusetts College of Art and Design will host a “Social Emergency Response Center” Friday to discuss how to combat “social justice crises.”

WOMAN SHOOTS BOYFRIEND, KILLS HERSELF AT YOUTUBE OFFICE
The California offices of the YouTube online video service were the site of a shooting today. According to some early accounts, a woman shot her boyfriend and then shot several other people.

Parents Stage Walkout Over Planned Parenthood’s Graphic, Violent Sex Ed in Public Schools
Sex education in public schools has gone off the deep end. Gone are the days of handing out birth control and practicing putting condoms on bananas. These days your kid is more likely to come away from school with more sexually deviant knowledge than single gay dudes in New York City have thanks to Planned Parenthood’s comprehensive sex ed program that has somehow made it into public school curriculums. These programs teach dangerous and violent practices like BDSM, asphyxiation, gender-bending, anal sex, and let’s not forget “rimming,” which can saddle your kid with nasty parasitic infections.

Scott Walker sounds alarm: Liberal win in Wisconsin supreme court race is a sign of a blue wave
The last time I remember a Wisconsin supreme court election making national news was the Prosser/Kloppenburg war of 2011, which came soon after the liberal revolt over Walker’s prized collective-bargaining reforms. The left was hyped for that race believing that a victory for the liberal Kloppenburg would signal to Walker and Republicans in the state legislature that there’d be electoral hell to pay if they didn’t abandon those reforms. Prosser won a tight race, though. The next year, Walker defeated the left’s bid to recall him as governor. Two years after that he beat them again, winning reelection. Two years after that, Trump shocked the world by edging past Hillary to win Wisconsin. It’s been a remarkable run of success for Republicans in a purple state.

“Emotional Abuse and Cruel Punishment”: Woman Reported Lesbian Couple in 2013
More background on the story of Jennifer and Sarah Hart, the lesbian couple who adopted six black children and died when they drove their SUV off an oceanside cliff in California last week

Cruz Opponent for Texas Senate Seat Pulls in Record-Setting Fundraising
The Democratic congressman trying to take Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) job in November reported an avalanche of donations in the first quarter of the year, topping all other Senate candidates in Texas history for a single-quarter haul excluding self-funders.

Man Exposes Himself To Child In Target Women’s Bathroom
“Pushed into the child’s stall and exposed himself”

Santa Clara dorm urges students to ‘S-Know your Whiteness’
A Santa Clara University residence hall is using a Snow White-themed display to encourage students to “S-Know your Whiteness.”

UCLA student newspaper calls for school to embrace “neurological diversity”
“Neurodiversity” is controversial term among mental health advocates

Kevin Williamson Fired From The Atlantic For Opposing Abortion
Kevin Williamson, a longtime columnist for National Review, was fired for his opinions on abortion within two weeks of the announcement of his new gig at The Atlantic. After The Atlantic announced they were hiring Williamson, the usual suspects freaked out and proceeded to dig up old tweets and audio to get the magazine’s management to change their minds.

Marsha Blackburn trails Democrat by 10 in Tennessee Senate race
God, if you’re there and willing to listen to an atheist’s prayer, please, please let dopey liberals continue to flush money on no-chancer Beto O’Rourke in Texas instead of giving it to Phil Bredesen in Tennessee.

Justice Department suing California over federal land sales
It seems as if the state Attorney General of California is suing the Trump administration over this or that complaint every other week, so perhaps turnabout is fair play, as the saying goes. In another highly political move to #RESIST Donald Trump, California put a new law into effect in January which would allow the state to block the sale of federal lands there to private entities. Seeing a clear violation of the Supremacy Clause, the Justice Department is taking the Golden State to court, claiming they have far overstepped their authority in such matters.

Doubling down, government may cross check citizenship status on census forms
The battle continues to rage over whether or not the Census Bureau can restore a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census short form, despite the fact that the same question has been asked on the long form which roughly one in six Americans fill out every ten years since 1970. Several states have already filed lawsuits seeking to block the addition of the question, adding to the endless pile of suits currently clogging the courts which grows every time the President tweets anything.

California Dem state Sen. Richard Pan New Bill to Force News Sites to Use “Fact-Checkers”
Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) is the author of the “Online False Information Act,” a new bill that would require anyone who posts any news on the Internet to verify all information through “fact-checkers.” Sen. Pan does not name who these “fact checkers” are, but I’m sure the State of California will create a new agency of state workers to oversee this.

Sasse: Don’t Lie to People and Say Industrial Jobs are Coming Back
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) rejected President Trump’s rhetoric on trade policy, arguing that “industrial jobs from the 1950s” that have disappeared are not coming back.

Student gov impeaches student for conservative views
The University of Illinois Student Government voted Wednesday to impeach a conservative student based primarily on his political activity.

Kamala Harris Jokes About Killing Trump on The Ellen Show
In an appearance yesterday on Ellen DeGeneres’ eponymous talk show, California Senator and presumed 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris cracked a joke about killing President Donald Trump, eliciting laughter from both the host and the audience.

Student Occupation Continues at Howard University as Admin Considers Demands
“Nothing will stop us from demanding the change we deserve!”

Over 1 Million Illegal Immigrants Have California Driver’s Licenses, DMV Announces
Over one million illegal immigrants living in the state of California have obtained driver’s licenses, according to a Wednesday report.

Sociology conference obsesses over hatred of Trump
The Southern Sociological Society is holding its annual conference this week on the theme of “Racial Theory, Analysis, and Politics in Trump America.”

Admissions records show Harvard discriminated against Asian Americans for decades: lawsuit
Harvard claims it’s a trade secret like Coca-Cola formula

“Great Read” Says Twitter’s CEO About Article Advocating Eradication of the Right
You don’t want to have to read it, so let me sum it up: Republicans are very evil. Too evil to tolerate. They need to be shut out of government, and all political issues. Their opinions and ideas, and those of the people who vote for them, must be banished from all thought and action. Conservatism must be eradicated in all forms so we can have a green energy utopia where no one has gender or pronouns or guns and there’s a chicken in every pot, alive and well and taking a bath because everyone is a super woke vegan who hates the whites.

Evidence Mounts Against the “Bilingual Advantage”
When California reinstated bilingual education in a 2016 referendum, the text of the new law declared: “A large body of research has demonstrated the cognitive, economic, and long-term academic benefits of multilingualism and multiliteracy.” This argument that bilingual education is useful because it confers general mental benefits – such as improved “executive function” and “cognitive flexibility” – has proven irresistible for bilingual advocates. But it’s probably not true. As I detailed in an essay for The American Conservative last year, researchers have struggled to replicate the positive results from previous studies of bilingualism. Many are now skeptical that a “bilingual advantage” exists at all.

Undercover Chat Reveals Planned Parenthood Giving ‘Minors’ Dangerous Advice on Anal Sex, Asphyxiation
Planned Parenthood, an organization that receives hundreds of millions of federal dollars every year, has teamed up with MTV on a website called It’s Your (Sex) Life, where they claim to offer comprehensive information on sex to teens. Considering Planned Parenthood’s record of giving terrible and dangerous advice to minors, I tested it out by posing as a 15-year-old girl on their “chat with an expert page,” asking if anal sex is safe.

Scripps to again host Venezuelan propagandists
Scripps College will be inviting two Venezuelan officials next week as part of a three-day speaker series praising the “grassroots initiatives” of the country’s totalitarian government.

Cook Report Changes Ratings in 13 Districts in Democrats Favor
Every GOP incumbent will have a Democrat opponent.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Nationalization push over rare earth metals rearing its head again
The rumblings of a trade war with China are also increasing the push in certain circles for nationalizing the only private sector deposit of rare earth minerals in the U.S. The Week’s Jeff Spross suggests China could win a trade war with America by simply ending exports of rare earth metals.

 

International

 

Sweden’s State Curriculum Forces Preschoolers to Act Like the Opposite Gender
Sweden is on a mission to eliminate gender. It begins as early as preschool. According to the state curriculum, “stereotyped gender roles” are a “limitation” that children must be freed from. The New York Times reports that Swedish preschools urge their teachers and principals to “embrace their role as social engineers, requiring them to ‘counteract traditional gender roles and gender patterns.’” If Sweden does its job right, its children will grow into adults who lump gender in with unicorns, fairies, monsters, and the bogeyman. The only problem is, unlike unicorns, gender really does exist.

The pensioner, 78, arrested on suspicion of MURDER after ‘stabbing armed burglar, 38, to death in struggle in his kitchen’ when two intruders woke him as he slept next to his wife
Police called to break-in in south-east London in the early hours of this morning

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving “before their turn”
A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.

Western Nations Tried to Impose Radical “Sexuality Education” at the UN
What do rural women and girls need in order to rise above poverty? According to UN Women, the United Nations entity in charge of women’s issues, and the powerful countries that support its agenda, the answer is that they need abortion, “comprehensive sexuality education,” and reduced parental rights.

Listen to Swedish KTH: Students may not “express political views, whether they are facts or not”
Felix, a student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, risks being expelled from the school after he passed a few facts about crime and immigration to two fellow interns. Free Times can now publish recorded conversations between Felix and KTH representatives – where the representatives admit that KTH has banned all forms of acts that could cause, for example, an immigrant to “feel offended”.

What happens when the British police investigate you for thought-crime about Islam on facebook
This is a police interview with Christian Finch in Lancashire who was called in over his comments on facebook about Islam and Muslim immigration in the UK and Europe. He recorded the interview and posted it on Soundcloud on the 21st of August, 2017.

Prestatyn man denies race-hate in doll court case
A man has appeared in court on a race-hate charge after a woman complained about a golliwog doll in his window.

 

Opinion

 

Cultural-Marxist Left Doesn’t Like Term ‘Cultural Marxism’
Needless to say — having written a book on the subject — I beg to differ. Marxism, despite have failed so signally on the economic front, never died, it just molted. In The Devil’s Pleasure, I laid out the Frankfurt School’s profound animus against Western civilization, and how they launched their attack via the medium of “Critical Theory” and its unholy offspring, “political correctness.” But it’s just like contemporary cultural Marxists to take refuge behind the Frankfurt School’s “relative obscurity” and “unreadability” as a way of downplaying the profound influence Marcuse and others have had on the American educational system and thus on several generations of college students.

Contras growing in California
Back in the 1980s, we heard about the “contras” of Nicaragua, or rebels fighting the leftist government. For some of us Cubans, “contras” was also a reference to “contra revolucionarios” or what they used call us in Cuba – i.e., opposition to the state. There is a “contra” or “counter resistance” movement in California over sanctuary cities. The latest to join the contras is Orange County, near Los Angeles.

Why Is Mexico Allowing a Direct Attack on the U.S. Border
In case you’ve missed it, there is an interesting situation brewing on our southern border where an increasingly hostile Mexico seems to be assisting a direct attack on U.S. sovereignty.

Shakespeare and the decline of America
There are moments when I want to weep for America. They often come, now that I think of it, when I read the Washington Post. Last week, that newspaper ran an article by a long-serving English teacher in Sacramento called Dana Dusbiber, who dislikes Shakespeare so much that she has decided to ignore the curriculum and stop teaching his works.

The new evil in California: Single-family homes
California is, without a doubt, legally part of the United States of America. But for anyone not living there and peering in from the outside, it can frequently look like an alien civilization. Yet another tale of the strange and bizarre comes to us from Mark Vallianatos of LAplus (a “think tank focused on planning and housing”) writing at the LA Times. The bee in Mark’s bonnet has to do with the amount of property in the Los Angeles area which is zoned for single-family homes. (I know this is sounding as if it’s going to be as thrilling as watching paint dry, but hang in there. It gets better.) He’s arguing in favor of a new bill, SB 827, which would relax those zoning regulations and allow for duplexes, apartment complexes and all the rest to take over sections of the former single-family home neighborhoods.

Left Finds Underage Sex Horrible For Christians, Beautiful For Gay People
Why would a 17-year-old be considered a “child bride” in one scenario and a fully consenting, sexually adventurous adult in another?

With the YouTube Shooter the System Seems to Have Functioned as Designed
Yesterday, a 39-year-old woman, Nasim Aghdam, a self-described vegan bodybuilder and animal rights activist as well as a failed YouTube personality, walked into YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, CA, and shot and wounded three people before killing herself. Apparently, her motive was anger at YouTube over the treatment of her body of work by that company. Initial reports indicated that she had some sort of relationship with one of the people she shot but that narrative has disappeared this morning.

Liberal Victory in Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Another Harbinger of the November Midterms Dem Wave
Liberal judge Rebecca Dallet’s victory over Conservative judge Michael Screnock on Tuesday in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court is seen as more evidence that the Democrats’ party is heading for a wave victory in the November midterm elections.

California AG Xavier Becerra: Corrupt Anarchist
The American Left Are The New Traitors

Rich Lowry Gets Stampeded Onto The Trump Train
Rich Lowry just wrote off the NeverTrump movement as ‘deluded.’ Yes, the same Rich Lowry who compiled the ‘Against Trump’ issue of National Review.

“White Privilege” is a Racist Concept, and Trying to Teach It is a Racist Act
As I was writing an article earlier about a PTA at a North Carolina elementary school attempting to teach parents and kids about the concept of “white privilege,” it occurred to me that the true evil behind the concept and the spread of it isn’t often talked about.

“Outdated Ideas of Biology”
A left-wing Welsh politician, Leanne Wood, last month declared her party’s support for “trans equality”

Can “Reluctant Trump” Voters Rescue the G.O.P.?
With Democrats winning in normally deep red places like Alabama and Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, it looks like a blue wave is swelling for the midterm elections.

The #BlackLivesMatter Angle in Lesbian Couple’s Murder-Suicide Mystery
We may summarize the Hart family story in a single sentence: Two white lesbians adopt six black children, abuse them for a decade, parade them around as mascots, and then kill them in a murder-suicide.

Opposing “Golden Rice” Is Anti-Human
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if half a million destitute children could be saved each year from blindness and/or death from Vitamin A deficiency? Well, they can be by adding a simple GMO food to their diets known as “golden rice.”

It’s easy to vote illegally in Nevada
It’s easy to vote illegally in Nevada. All a non-citizen has to do is go the DMV and ask.

Can Internet Oligarchs Tilt the Playing Field to the Left?
In January 2005, I participated in a conference at Harvard’s Kennedy School on new media. A number of seminal internet figures were there–the founder of Wikipedia, a guy who was regarded as the original blogger, and others, along with some academics. The only “old media” person I recall being there was Jill Abramson of the New York Times, who seemed depressed.

There Are Good Reasons for Felons to Lose the Right to Vote
George Will asks, “What compelling government interest is served by felon disenfranchisement?” Here’s the answer: If you’re not willing to follow the law, then you should not have a role in making the law for everyone else, which is what you do when you vote – either directly (in the case of a referendum or ballot initiative) or indirectly (by choosing lawmakers and law enforcers).

Wait–Did Twitter’s CEO Just Share A Post Calling For ‘Civil War,’ Wiping Out The GOP, And How We Should Be Like CA?
Well, if there were any lingering doubts about Twitter’s perceived bias against conservatives, look no further than what CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted out last night. Apparently, a “good read” is a post co-written by a Center for American Progress senior fellow that calls for “civil war,” the destruction of the GOP, and the adoption of how California runs everything from sea to shining sea. Yeah, bipartisanship is dead, so mob rule is what’s needed. Now, to be fair, the “civil war” will be won at the ballot box and demographic shifts, namely through the so-called emerging Democratic majority, but the overall theme is quite explicit: conservative Republicans are not welcome until they reform. In other words, until they break to the power of progressivism. First, if California’s politics is the future of the country, I’d rather chug bleach.

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